I have been searching for my son since I was 18 years old. I gave him up for Adoption when he was just shy of a year, because I was not capable at the time of taking care of him. I wanted Joey to have a chance at life, an education and parents that would LOVE him and provide for him 100% and give him everything I could not. I found Joey on Myspace, back in 2011. I reached out to him without any response back. I then wrote to his address in which he lived growing up and still no response after sending 3 letters. I looked on Facebook many many times, and could not find him, until November of 2012, I did find him. His account was set on private , that is why I could not find him.
On Jan 3, got a call from a man asking if Annette was there. I said yes and he said, “This is Joey, your birth son!” All I could say is OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG…. We must have talked for hours. The next day my husband and I drove to Redding, CA and met Joey for the first time. It was an experience I will never forget! We brought Joey and his fiance, Heather, to our home where he stayed and visited for a couple of days, meeting the family and just enjoying our time together! Joey then decided he wanted to move closer to us. Two days later he had an apartment here in my town, a job set up and is just as happy as can be!
I have talked to his adopted sister and his adopted Mom. They were both very kind and accepting that we have found each other. I am so thankful to my friend Carol and to many others for their help and support in locating my son…. I do hope that everyone who is looking , finds their loved ones and has such an amazing experience as we have!
Hazel Annette Crouse